Doncaster–Lincoln line

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Doncaster–Lincoln line
TypeHeavy rail
SystemNational Rail
LocaleYorkshire and the Humber
East Midlands
OwnerNetwork Rail
Operator(s)East Midlands Trains
Rolling stockClass 153 "Sprinter"
Class 156 "Sprinter"
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

The Doncaster–Lincoln line is a railway line in England. It runs from the East Coast Main Line at Doncaster south east to Lincoln.

Services on the line are provided by East Midlands Trains and Northern,[1] with a few continuing through Lincoln to the Peterborough–Lincoln line.

The towns and villages served by the route are listed below.

The line is part of the former Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint Railway.[2]

Between Doncaster and Gainsborough the line passes between Finningley and Blaxton. There used to be a station at this point and as this is the site of the new Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, there has been discussion about constructing a new station to serve the airport. Planning permission for a station was granted in 2008.[3]


  1. ^ "TIMETABLE 6: 15 SEPTEMBER TO 8 DECEMBER 2012: Peterborough - Lincoln - Doncaster" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  2. ^ Body, Geoffrey (1986). Railways of the Eastern Region. Vol. 1, Southern operating area. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens. p. 70. ISBN 0850597129.
  3. ^ "Take-Off For Airport Station Plans". Railnews. 2 July 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2016.